Paul Arbogast is among Philadelphia’s most versatile freelance musicians. He has shared the stage with The Royal Ballet of London, Aretha Franklin, Johnny Mathis, Diana Ross, Placido Domingo, Frankie Valli, and the Nelson Riddle Orchestra, and many other musical luminaries. His ambidextrous command of low brass instruments and chameleonic musical interpretation have led him to a career full of performances with symphony orchestras, Baroque period ensembles, musical theaters, and bands ranging from jazz to rock to Renaissance to Latino, authentically rendering the essence of each genera.
In demand as a studio musician, Paul has recorded for Danielson, Elvira Nikolaisen, Jennifer Hudson, The Intruders, K’Naan, R. Kelly, LL Cool J, Jennifer Lopez, Maysa, The Midtown Men, mewithoutyou, NFL Films, Billy Paul and Joshua Stamper.
Paul maintains a busy schedule touring North America with The Midtown Men, the original starts of the Broadway hit, “Jersey Boys”; and also with soul jazz artist, Maysa, with whom he recently recorded, “Motions of Love.” In January 2012, he was invited to play principal trombone for three weeks in an All-Star Orchestra for the Mary Poppins 1st National Tour at Auditorio Nacional in Mexico City. In July of 2012, Paul traveled to Norway with Joshua Stamper to perform at the Egersund Visefestival and also record a new album in Olso.
Aside from his busy performance schedule, Paul is a Senior Lecturer at The University Of The Arts where he helps cultivate budding tenor and bass trombonists. He holds the degree of Master of Music in Jazz Studies from The University Of The Arts, in Philadelphia, where he studied with world-class virtuoso, John Fedchock, and Criss Cross recording artist, John Swana. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Delaware in Music Education. Other principal teachers have included Glenn Dodson, Dr. Jay Hildebrandt, and Dr. Robert Streckfuss.
Class Schedule, Fall 2014
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